Our recent Forestry & Farming INFO-Action ‘Forest -Farming -Climate & The Future Conference’ on the 21st of October 2019 received a lot of positive feedback and attention regarding the activities of the Co-op.
Welcome to the Forestry Owners Co-operative knowledge based community, working towards a prosperous, inclusive resilient forest industry. We catalyse the rapid changing needs of a rural farming community across sectors by working with all those interested in forestry and general farming.
Advises you all the way from soil testing to planting to managing your plantation.
Our Information network provides a comprehensive service on planning application assistance, help and assistance with premium and road grants, financial advice and much more.
Partner with the co-op, be your own boss availing of professional shared assistance, take out membership, apply for license/grant/jobs/course or take part in a start-up project.
Get help from the co-op translating forestry ideas into climate positive businesses.
Be part of an effective and influential network of people working to address forestry and climate change in an inclusive manner at National Government Level.
Partnership is the power of the co-operative, you are part of that effective and influential network of people working to address and develop forestry in a sustainable way to the advantage of everyone towards the economic, social, health and wellness good of your farm and the wider community.
The Co-operative is yours; you are the manager of your own plantation with professional input, your co-op ,contribution is central to the growth of good forestry practice at Local, National and European level.
FOCS has links with UCC, UCD ,UCG , Teagasc, ERI, (environmental research unit).The Forestry Service, ’COFORD, FII, plus many others such as contractors, The Mills, like-minded associates throughout Ireland and Europe.
In the age of Climate Change, we can see the bigger picture and are working closely with two different Government departments on a project related to Climate-Carbon Capture.
FOCS. Is a Co-operative with vision.
FOCS. Specialise on providing a comprehensive information service and are leading partners in the Ag- Climatise Action plan.
FOCS. Stand for Sustainable Forestry Management, Biodiversity, Knowledge Transfer, Climate and economic viability of the industry.
FOCS. Services includes:
Forest Planting management and training.
Advice and assistance with Grants and Premiums. Plantation Services, Thinning, Road Grants, Felling Licence, Harvesting, Sales and Haulage.
Plantation Consultancy in all aspects of Forestry. Assessment, Management Plan, Plantation maintained with regular reports to the folio holder.
Our friendly,experienced team can be contacted directly with any queries you have :
Dr. Kathryn O’ Donoghue – CEO — 086 343 5164 (West Cork) Tim McCarthy – Chairman — 087 678 0149 (North Cork) Abraham Kingston – Treasurer – 086 155 6565 (West Cork) Alan Jones – – 087 621 8085 (Kerry) Michael Greaney – 085 141 7273(East Cork)
On behalf of the Forest Owners Co-Operative society we wish to thank you for your patience, we’ll be updating our website shortly with new content.
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